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As the global population continues to grow, energy consumption has dramatically increased in the recent decade. The usage of finite energy reserves like fossil fuels is causing irreversible climate change, which lead to the advancement of renewable energy. Solar energy is considered as one of the major renewable-energy sources for its abundance and inexhaustibility. To harvest solar energy, solar cell gains most of the attention as it directly converts the sunlight into electricity by photovoltaic effects.

Transitional photovoltaic materials, such as silicon (Si) and cadmium telluride (CdTe), have been proven with commercial success. However, suffering from the high cost and complicated preparation technology, people have started to search for novel materials for photovoltaics. Metal halide perovskites (MHPs), benefited by their long charge carrier diffusion length, high absorption coefficients, and ease of fabrication, becomes the rising star in the family of solar cell materials. However, due to the low formation energy, device stability becomes an issue impeding the commercialization of this exciting photovoltaics technology.

This collection of articles will bring together researchers involved in the perovskite solar cell (PSC) stability. The main focus will be the recent progress of the techniques to address the major stability issues for PSCs from different fronts such as bulk, grain boundary, and interface. We welcome any new findings on the material design principle, solar cell fabrication, material synthesis, and performance enhancement for photovoltaic devices.

The potential contribution topics include, but are not limited to these:

• Chemistry of materials
• Energy harvesting
• Perovskite materials
• Solar cell device structure
• Energy conversion and management
• Device stability
• Interfacial engineering
• Surface treatment

Keywords: Energy Harvesting, Solar cells, Photovoltaics, Solar Energy, Perovskite Materials


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

As the global population continues to grow, energy consumption has dramatically increased in the recent decade. The usage of finite energy reserves like fossil fuels is causing irreversible climate change, which lead to the advancement of renewable energy. Solar energy is considered as one of the major renewable-energy sources for its abundance and inexhaustibility. To harvest solar energy, solar cell gains most of the attention as it directly converts the sunlight into electricity by photovoltaic effects.

Transitional photovoltaic materials, such as silicon (Si) and cadmium telluride (CdTe), have been proven with commercial success. However, suffering from the high cost and complicated preparation technology, people have started to search for novel materials for photovoltaics. Metal halide perovskites (MHPs), benefited by their long charge carrier diffusion length, high absorption coefficients, and ease of fabrication, becomes the rising star in the family of solar cell materials. However, due to the low formation energy, device stability becomes an issue impeding the commercialization of this exciting photovoltaics technology.

This collection of articles will bring together researchers involved in the perovskite solar cell (PSC) stability. The main focus will be the recent progress of the techniques to address the major stability issues for PSCs from different fronts such as bulk, grain boundary, and interface. We welcome any new findings on the material design principle, solar cell fabrication, material synthesis, and performance enhancement for photovoltaic devices.

The potential contribution topics include, but are not limited to these:

• Chemistry of materials
• Energy harvesting
• Perovskite materials
• Solar cell device structure
• Energy conversion and management
• Device stability
• Interfacial engineering
• Surface treatment

Keywords: Energy Harvesting, Solar cells, Photovoltaics, Solar Energy, Perovskite Materials


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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